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- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 31.00
In this far-reaching exploration of the evolution of warfare in human history, Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson provide insight into the perennial questions of why and how humans fight. Beginning with the origins of warfare among foraging groups, The Arc of War draws on a wealth of empirical data to enhance our understanding of how war began... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95
Debates about the ?Black Atlantic? have alerted us to an experience of modernization that diverges from the dominant Western narratives of globalization and technological progress. This outstanding volume expands the concept of the Black Atlantic by reaching beyond the usual African-American focus of the field, presenting fresh perspectives on... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 138.95
"Brilliant. It pushes the project of theorizing big history a lot further, in exactly the right way, alert to the dangers of over-theorizing or theorizing on too limited information. It will be a major contribution to the discipline.” — David Christian , Macquarie University , author of Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00
In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel , Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to... more...
- Campus Verlag 2003; US$ 10.26
Der Krieg hat sich mit dem Golfkrieg 1991, den afrikanischen Bürgerkriegen und den Terroranschlägen der jüngsten Zeit grundlegend gewandelt. Andreas Herberg-Rothe schildert, wie sich der Krieg aber bereits im Laufe der Jahrhunderte immer wieder verändert hat und lässt ein umfassendes Bild des Krieges entstehen: von den Waffenträgern bis zu den Kriegsursachen,... more...
- CODESRIA 2009; US$ 19.00
This book analyses the impact of the Western idea of 'modernity' on development and underdevelopment in Africa. It traces the genealogy of the Western idea of modernity from European Enlightenment concepts of the universal nature of human history and development, and shows how this idea was used to justify the Western exploitation and oppression of... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95
El Simbolismo apareció en Francia y Europa entre la década de 1880 y el principio del siglo veinte. Los simbolistas, fascinados por la mitología de la Antigüedad, intentaban escapar del reino del pensamiento racional impuesto por la ciencia. Deseaban trascender el mundo de lo visible y lo racional para alcanzar el mundo del pensamiento puro, coqueteando... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00
The Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States brings together contributions from a multidisciplinary group of internationally renowned scholars on such important issues as the causes of violent conflicts and state fragility, the challenges of conflict resolution and mediation, and the obstacles to post-conflict reconstruction and durable peace-building.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Translated from the original Russian, this book analyzes the economic development of leading European empires and the United States of America. The author exposes the myths of the spontaneous emergence of the market economy and the role of government as a disincentive towards private initiative, when for centuries the state power has been carrying... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95
From Pakistan to Chechnya, Sri Lanka to Canada, pioneering women are taking their places in formal and informal military structures previously reserved for, and assumed appropriate only for men. Women have fought in wars, either as women or covertly dressed as men, throughout the history of warfare, but only recently have they been allowed to join... more...